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  • Obama rejects mass shootings as 'new normal' in America

    President Barack Obama said Friday he refuses to accept the idea that regular mass shooting are "the new normal" in America but doesn't expect Congress to respond because of the influence of the National Rifle Association. Obama said his first comments...
  • Report: Higher deficits, more uninsured if health law tossed

    Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, said a nonpartisan government study released Friday. The report from...
  • Obama makes impassioned plea for gun control

    SAN FRANCISCO Saying he "will refuse to act like this is the new normal," President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation's mayors Friday for a rational discussion of gun policy reforms in the wake of this week's mass shooting in Charleston,...
  • Pope Francis' climate message fails to move GOP

    Pope Francis' call for dramatic action on climate change drew a round of shrugs from congressional Republicans, while a number of the party's presidential candidates ignored it entirely. "I don't want to be disrespectful, but I don't consider him an...
  • At home and abroad, worries mount over Obama's trade pact

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama faces some tough sledding with his lofty hopes on trade. His long struggle to get Congress to give him trade promotion authority portends a much larger fight over his plan to deliver a Pacific Rim trade pact that would...
  • US lawmakers are popular commencement choices

    Congress' most popular commencement speaker this year is Rep. John Lewis. By the end of graduation season, the Georgia Democrat will have spoken at six ceremonies, including one Saturday at Antioch College in Ohio. At Virginia's Hampton University on May...
  • Rep. Randy Forbes defends funding strategy for new subs

    Last week, Rep. Randy Forbes found himself in a familiar place: Explaining why Congress should pay for the Navy's top priority outside of the annual shipbuilding budget. And for the second time in as many months, the Chesapeake Republican got his way in...
  • Trade loss an ominous sign for Obama in month of challenges

    The trade defeat in Congress was an ominous sign in a month of challenges that could help determine President Barack Obama's standing for the rest of his second term. Fellow Democrats rebuffed last-minute appeals to rescue his global trade agenda, and...
  • Clinton: Obama should use trade fight to his advantage

    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Barack Obama should use a setback in Congress to seek the best possible trade agreement with 11 other Pacific Rim nations, pointing to the stumbles over the pact as an opportunity to address Democrats'...
  • Majority in U.S. wants Congress to ensure Obamacare subsidies, poll finds

    Majority in U.S. wants Congress to ensure Obamacare subsidies, poll finds
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans want Congress to ensure that residents in every state can receive insurance subsidies though the Affordable Care Act, according to a new national poll conducted as the Supreme Court prepares to decide a legal challenge...
  • Path forward uncertain as trade measure stalls in Congress

    Path forward uncertain as trade measure stalls in Congress
    Days after President Obama's trade agenda was scuttled by members of his own party, the White House and congressional Republicans have found no clear path forward, raising doubts about what was supposed to be one of the administration's final...